Thoreau Hat

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined. ~ Henry David Thoreau

Who doesn’t need a reminder like that once in a while? Those words ran through my head a few times while knitting this hat for my husband.

Thoreau Hat

Thoreau Hat

It is the Thoreau Hat designed by Terri Kruse, and from the 2011 edition of Interweave Knits Accessories. I used Knit Picks Comfy Worsted yarn in colours Whisker and Blackberry. It took all of the ball of Whisker (I bought two thinking I would need that much), and just a tiny bit of the dark purple. The colours go well together. And, of course, it looks much nicer in person.

Thoreau Hat mock cable

Thoreau Hat mock cable

It is a mock cable, which is very quick and easy to knit. (I had really hoped that my husband would pick an intricately cabled hat so I could show off my knitting skills. But, of course, he picked one with a simple mock cable!) I managed to knit the whole hat in well under three days. I’m really pleased with how it turned out. And, happily, so is my husband!

Now, I need to figure out what to do with the extra ball of grey yarn. 😛


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4 Responses to Thoreau Hat

  1. Darlene says:

    The hat looks really nice. You did a great job on it.

    You could always make another hat with the extra ball of grey. 🙂

  2. Anna says:

    I like the hat.

  3. Susan says:

    Great finish. It might be an “easy” cable, but sure looks complicated to me!!

  4. Gen says:

    oh I must make that, love it!